Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 29, 2011

As the Iowa caucuses approach, we look a little deeper at the economic policies of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. New York is threatening to strip some funding from struggling schools that don't install new systems for evaluating teachers. A hacker collective known as Anonymous stole credit card and other info from security firm Stratfor. And in today's Attitude Check, we look at how approval of Obama's economic policies stacks up to presidents of years past.

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Economy
Gold prices have been quickly dropping over the last month.
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Economy
Compared to other incumbent presidents, Obama doesn't stack up so well when it comes to Americans liking his economic policies.
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Economy

European bond, debt issues wear on

Italian bond sales are doing slightly better, but there are still ongoing worries in Europe.
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Education

New York schools could lose millions

New York threatens to strip some funding from struggling schools that don't install new systems for evaluating teachers.
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World

McDonald's shuts down in Bolivia

All of the McDonald's restaurants in Bolivia are now closed.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.